By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Before/After Photos Of This Rescue Dog Reveal The Transforming Power Of Love.

This past Valentine's Day, the non-profit corporation Happy Animals Club shared their love by rescuing a little dog they later called Professor. He was in extremely poor condition, a heartbreaking sight that most of us would never want to see.

He was covered in fleas and so malnourished that some of his teeth were falling out.

As you'll see in the photos below, he had a large abscess, ehrlichiosis, mange, and a fungal infection And that's not all. He also had worm infestation that led to chronic diarrhea and dehydration.

Most people would have probably given up but they didn't. Thanks to their talented vet, financial supporters who helped back his recovery, and dedicated staff members, Professor slowly regained his health.

Scroll further to see this pup's amazing recovery.

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February 14, 2016

While many of us were celebrating romance or moping about it, the Davao City-based team at Happy Animals Club was out doing what they do best — saving lives. On this particular day, they rescued Professor, who weighed only about 8 pounds at the time that this photo was taken.

Skin & Bones

It's heartbreaking to look at this photo, where his pelvic bones and spine are visible.

Bath Time

They started by running him through the bath. Poor Professor was covered in fleas.

Time to Eat

Who knew how long it was since he had his last meal? The team fed him a special type of food for sick animals called Royal Canin Recovery. He had to be fed little by little through a syringe, otherwise he'd get sick.

Pain & Hopelessness

We know that this one is incredibly difficult to look at, but staff members couldn't get distracted if they wanted to nurse him back to health. Note the dark spot at his tail. This spot is necrotic skin, a condition that occurs when a skin region doesn't receive enough blood and oxygen. It later fell off, creating an open wound.

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